I have recently got power of attorney for my mum as she has been in and out of hospital for the last few months and is unable to pay any bills etc herself. My Dad has dementia and has had to go into a care home because of mums illness. What I need to know is what do I do now to pay the bills etc now as the care home fees are racking up. Mum and Dad have joint accounts with no cheque book or debit card. As I live a long distance away I need to know the process I need to follow before travelling up to the bank. I have the feeling its not going to be as simple as walking into the bank and asking for access. Mum obviously still has mental capacity but physically unable to do anything so how do I prove this to the bank. Sorry for all the questions but this has been a stressful few months and I just want to get everything clear in my head before I approach the bank.